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Eurobodalla National Park

What we're doing

Park management activities

Eurobodalla National Park has management strategies in place to protect and conserve the values of this park. Visit the detailed park and fire management documents. Here is just some of the work we’re doing to conserve these values:

Understanding landscapes and geology

Eurobodalla National Park is dedicated to the maintenance of its landscapes and scenery, and ensures this in conjunction with land and native vegetation conservation. NPWS programs are in operation in this park, designed to protect park assets and ensure the character of the landscape is maintained, along with the park’s coveted coastal views.

Preserving biodiversity

Eurobodalla National Park upholds its biodiversity by protecting its threatened, vulnerable and endangered species and working to recover key populations. Conservation activities are habitually carried out in this park and may include monitoring, research into the distribution, abundance and habitat requirements of those populations, as well as bush regeneration, pest management strategies and other rehabilitative measures.

Managing weeds, pest animals and other threats

Pests and weeds have a significant impact to the ecosystems within Eurobodalla National Park. Risk assessments for new and emerging weeds are carried out as an ongoing initiative within the park. Pest management of wildlife like foxes, and weeds such as sea spurge, is an important part of the work NPWS does to protect the integrity of biodiversity which exists within Eurobodalla National Park.

Conservation program

Containment of sea spurge

A highly destructive coastal weed, sea spurge has spread around Australia since it was first recorded as an invasive species in 1927. On the NSW South Coast, collaborative containment efforts have made major inroads in combatting this weed as it progresses northward.

Historic heritage in our parks and reserves

Eurobodalla National Park boasts a strong goldrush and shipping history and NPWS celebrates this heritage. Development is minimised in this park to uphold its heritage values. Management and conservation programs are in operation and may include the addition or improvement of interpretive signage for visitor education, research into the historic significance of key sites and subsequent actions to preserve them.

Developing visitor facilities and experiences

The facilities and infrastructure in Eurobodalla National Park are continually maintained and upgraded to ensure an optimal visitor experience. NPWS regularly reviews recreational opportunities in this park, identifying areas for improvement and reviewing and assessing any human impact on park assets.

Conserving our Aboriginal culture

Where opportunities exist, NPWS encourages shared management of Eurobodalla National Park with members of local Aboriginal communities. NPWS and the Aboriginal community work together to monitor and conserve Aboriginal sites within the park and to mitigate any adverse impacts. Interpretive signage around key cultural sites is maintained and updated regularly. NPWS also liaises with Aboriginal representatives on park developments wherever possible.

Managing fire

NSW is one of the most bushfire prone areas in the world as a result of our climate, weather systems, vegetation and the rugged terrain. NPWS is committed to maintaining natural and cultural heritage values and minimising the likelihood and impact of bushfires via a strategic program of fire research, fire planning, hazard reduction, highly trained rapid response firefighting crews and community alerts.

Conservation program

Planning for fire

Bushfires are inevitable across fire-prone vegetation types within NSW national parks. NPWS prepares for wildfires by working with other fire agencies, reserve neighbours and the community to ensure protection of life, property and biodiversity. Every park has its own fire management strategy, devised in consultation with partner fire authorities and the community to plan and prioritise fire management.

Contact

  • in the South Coast region
  • Eurobodalla National Park is always open but may have to close at times due to poor weather or fire danger.

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Upcoming alerts

For all planned management events such as hazard reduction burns and pest control operations see the alerts page.

Coastline, Eurobodalla National Park. Photo: Christina Bullivant